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World Cup 2014: Let's Get Serious about Youth in Soccer

June 23, 2014 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm EDT

Global excitement, anticipation, and pride are mounting with the 2014 World Cup underway in Brazil this week. But the significance of soccer (or football, the world over) and sport go well beyond the stadiums. Around the world, it is being used as a unique and flexible tool to promote multiple aspects of youth development, girls empowerment, and peace. Please join us on Olympic Day for a timely roundtable conversation on the opportunities and challenges for soccer in supporting young people, and promoting gender equality and social progress.

The Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative cordially invites you to:

World Cup 2014: Let's Get Serious about Youth in Soccer

Briana Scurry
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Awista Ayub
Director, South Asia Programs, Seeds of Peace; Author of the Kabul Girls Soccer Club

Paul Teeple
Director, Sport-for-Development, Partners of the Americas

Moderated by:

Nicole Goldin
Director, Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Monday, June 23, 2014  2:30-3:30 pm
2nd Floor Conference Center (C), CSIS

1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Nicole Goldin
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development